Chromatic probe for surface microtopography inspection and analysis
Authors: Molesini G., Quercioli F., Trivi M.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: An optical device is described that performs height data acquisition by focusing a white light beam at a sample surface and processing the backscattered light. The principle of the operation is based on longitudinal chromatic aberration of the focusing lens and spectral analysis of the image irradiance. The surface microtopography is reconstructed after automatic point by point scanning. A personal computer interfaced to the probe controls the operation and produces the roughness parameters. Inspecting optical surfaces, the height data are considered as optical path differences and processed according to standard methods of optical testing, eventually working out the absolute shape parameters. The main system characteristics are discussed, and performance examples on selected objects are demonstrated.
KeyWords: optical probe; surface microtopography; optical profilometry; optical testing; optical metrologyDOI: 10.1117/12.949152Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-17References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)